• Short Summary

    WORLD MOTOR-CYCLE RACING CHAMPION MIKE HAILWOOD TOOK ANOTHER STEP TODAY (SUNDAY) TOWARDS RETAINING HIS TITLE.?

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    WORLD MOTOR-CYCLE RACING CHAMPION MIKE HAILWOOD TOOK ANOTHER STEP TODAY (SUNDAY) TOWARDS RETAINING HIS TITLE. THE BRITISH SPEEDSTER THRASHED STIFF OPPOSITION TO WIN THE 500 c.c. EVENT IN THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX.

    ALMOST FROM THE START THE RESULT NEVER LOOKED IN DOUBT. WITH EACH LAP OVER THE FRANCORCHAMPS CIRCUIT, HAILWOOD TOOK HIS ITALIAN M.V. MACHINE FURTHER AND FURTHER AHEAD.

    HE AVERAGED 197.8 KILOMETRES (122.9 MILES) AN HOUR OVER THE 211.5-KM (131.4-MILE) LONG CIRCUIT. HE ALSO DID THE FASTEST LAP -- AVERAGING 198.98 KMS (123.63 MILES) AN HOUR.

    HE FINISHED MORE THAN FOUR MINUTES AHEAD OF FELLOW-BRITON PHIL READ, WHO RODE HIS MATCHLESS INTO SECOND PLACE. IN THE CLASSIFICATION FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, HAILWOOD NOW HAS 32 POINTS -- 19 POINTS AHEAD OF READ, HIS NEAREST RIVAL.

    THE SIDECAR EVENT WAS ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR THE WEST GERMAN PAIR, MAX DEUBEL AND EMIL HOERNER. RIDING A BMW OUTFIT, THEY HAD A COMFORTABLE VICTORY FROM SWITZERLAND'S FRITZ SCHEIDEGGER AND HIS BRITISH PARTNER JOHN ROBINSON, WHO WERE ALSO ON A BMW.

    THE WEST GERMANS AVERAGED 171.27 KMS (106.15 MILES) AN HOUR OVER THE 112.8 KMS (70.1 MILES). THE TIME: 39 MINUTES 30.9 SECONDS -- 15 SECONDS AHEAD OF SCHEIDEGGER AND ROBINSON.

    DEUBEL STILL LEADS IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATION, WITH 28 POINTS -- EIGHT AHEAD OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA237MYJR3KCIY9RPD86JJUDB0V
    Media URN:
    VLVA237MYJR3KCIY9RPD86JJUDB0V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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